1100 E. Higgins Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 330-0133
Fax: (847) 330-0093
Arts et Musées
This unique Native American art gallery, operated by the American Indian Center of Chicago, showcases modern American Indian culture for suburban residents. It will feature contemporary Native art, post 1960s. Also offered are film screenings, ceremonial dance exhibits, featured speakers, panel discussions, school tours and educator workshops.
The past is, ironically, an essential part of a community’s present and future. It tells us how a particular community has sustained itself against trying times, and how it has flourished in times of prosperity. Thus, it is important to preserve this history, and the Arlington Heights Historical Society has done just that at the community’s Historical Museum. Comprising five buildings – Muller House, Log Cabin, Coach House, Banta House, and the Soda Pop Factory Building – this museum holds artifacts and documents detailing the past of Arlington Heights. Tours are available at specific timings, so do see the website to plan your visit.
This Second Empire styled building was built in 1873 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979. The George Clayson House was the residential home of a local carpenter and orchardist of the same name. Spread across 10 acres (4.04 hectares), it was bought by the Palatine Public Library and is maintained by the Palatine Park District. Today it is a public museum and library focusing on local history. A gem for history lovers, it features countless heirlooms and relics from Palatine’s past.
Talented duo Jay Turner and Dennis Quijano have taken their designing instincts and artistic streak back to the suburbs where their roots lie. Their Paper Crown Gallery is a culmination of their passions and entrepreneurial spirit. It has formed a network of local up-and-coming artists that showcase their work making fine art more accessible and affordable. It organizes numerous art classes, photography sessions and graphic designing workshops. Don't miss their BYOB Art and Spirits event, which is a fun night of creativity and fine wine.
85,000 square feet of fun and education.
McDonald's USA First Store Museum is an image of the early McDonald's Restaurant in Des Plaines. The Museum has retained features of its original structure while undergoing renovations. The original kitchen along with cooking and serving equipment complete with mannequins of the serving staff, give you an idea about the first McDonald's Restaurant. Though the visitors can view the store closely, entry inside is not permitted.
Are you a parent traveling with children who wants to take a break from the hectic mess of airport travel? If so, head over to the departure level of Terminal 2, where you will find an assortment of interactive exhibits that will wear the little ones out in no time. There is an assortment of displays, including a two-story purple cargo airplane, complete with movable foam rubber cargo. Parents can rest on park benches.
Offering programs, exhibits, and displays that cover a variety of topics and historical subject matter from specifics about Buffalo Grove people and places to a general overview of life in the past.
Established in 1846 by the Stacy family, their home functioned as a wayside inn, offering shelter to commuters between Galena and Chicago. The stay at Stacy's Tavern offered guests a comfortable bed, satisfying meals and feed for the horses. With the introduction of the railroad, the Stacy abode, ceased to function as an inn. The property was purchased by the Village of Glen Ellyn in 1968, and along with the historical society, restored this beautiful Greek Revival Architecture and opened it as the Stacy’s Tavern Museum.
View the largest public display of M. I. Hummel figurines in the world, along with Anri and Goegel collectibles. After developing a love of these precious figurines on a trip to Europe with his son, Donald E. Stephens, the founder and mayor of Rosemont, collected and then donated them to the Village of Rosemont. A gift shop is on-site.
The Elgin region of Illinois is bequeathed with a fine historic site in the form of the distinct Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology in Lords Park. It is a small natural history museum which was actively constructed in 1907. It was initially called the Lord Memorial Museum and was opened as the Elgin Audubon Museum in 1920. It swanks of being the oldest museum building in Illinois as such. It is inclusive of an array of exhibits like the Mazon Creek fossils, Native American lifeways, endangered species as well as Ice Age mammals. A visit to this museum is worth it.
Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology is dedicated to the history of anesthesiology and has a wonderful collection of anesthetic instruments on display. Laryngoscopes, anesthesia masks, alternative medicine and safety equipment make up most of the collection. An interesting exhibit is the Smee Portable Ether Inhaler that induces a distinct light-headedness. Apart from research scholars, the museum is a good place for tourists too, who can glean interesting snippets of information here.